The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 8

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...to be paid her within three months after my death. _ I bequeath also to the same good woman thirty guineas, for mourning, for her and for her son, my foster-brother. To Mrs. Dorothy Hervey, the only sister of my honoured mother, I bequeath the sum of fifty guineas for a ring; and I beg of her to accept of my thankful acknowledgments for all her goodness to me from my infancy; and particularly for her pa tience with me, in the several altercations that hap-' pened between my brother and sister, and me, before my unhappy departure from Harlowe Place. To my kind and much valued cousin Miss Dolly Hervey, daughter of my aunt Hervey, I bequeath' my watch and equipage, and my best Mechlin and Brussels head dresses and ruflies; also my gown and petticoat of flowered silver of my own work; which having been made up but a few days before I was confined to my chamber, I never wore. ' To the same young lady I bequeath likewise my harpsichord, my chamber-organ, and all my musicbooks. I As my sister has a very pretty library; and as my beloved Miss Howe has also her late father's as well as her own; I bequeath all my books in general, with the cases they are in, to my said cousin Dolly Hervey. As they are not ill chosen for a woman's library, I know that she will take the greater pleasure in them (when her friendly grief is mellowed by time into aremembrance more sweet than painful) because they were mine; and because there are observations in many of them of my own writing; and'some very judicious ones, written by the truly reverend Dr. Lewen. I also bequeath to the same young lady twentyfive guineas for aring, to be worn in remembrance of her true friend. If I live not to see my worthy cousin William Morden, Esq. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677163X
  • 9781236771636